How you can help…
The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation offers you multiple ways to support our children, our schools and our community. Donating is only the beginning!
Contribute $2500 – click here to donate now
As education funding from the State of California continues to be inadequate, The LCFEF asks each LCUSD Family to contribute $2500 in support of our schools each year.
Spartan Spirit Campaign (Stadium Seat Nameplates)
If you would like to direct your gift to capital improvements at our high school campus, the Spartan Spirt Campaign may be for you. Any gift you make to this campaign counts towards school family annual giving, with the added bonus of leaving a legacy nameplate on an LCHS auditorium seat. Click here for more information.
Donating appreciated stocks have benefits for the Foundation as well as donors. In addition to the satisfaction of helping our kids and our schools, donors receive a deduction for the full current market value of their asset, not the original cost. Additionally, donors avoid the 20% capital gains tax on the stock’s appreciation cost. Click here for a template stock transfer letter that you can provide your broker that includes the LCFEF’s brokerage account information.
Include LCFEF in your estate plan
You can support the Foundation’s commitment to excellence in public education through a bequest, trust, IRA, gift annuity, life insurance, pension plan or other planned gift. To make the Foundation aware of your intentions, send this non-binding notification of bequest to the Foundation. Should you need more information on planned giving vehicles you should contact your own estate planning attorney.
Attend our Events
Our events, including our annual fall Wine Auction and spring Gala, are among the most popular ways people contribute to the Foundation.
- To read about the Annual Spring Gala, click here.
- For information about our annual Premium Wine Auction, click here.
- Click here to see our calendar of events.
Partners In Excellence Business Program
A wide variety of local businesses support our schools by becoming a Partner for Excellence. The Partner Program Sponsorship Levels range from $500 – $10,000 so there is really a price point that allows any business to support our schools. For a list of current Partners, click here. For information on becoming a Partner in Excellence, click here or by e-mailing Partners@lcfef.org.
Support the Endowment Fund
The Endowment Fund assets currently sit at approximately $5.7 million with the goal of growing it, through additional donations and asset appreciation to $10 million. The purpose of this goal is to ensure the continuity of the important programs that the Foundation supports, regardless of any fluctuations that may occur year to year in annual giving to the Foundation. If this long-term fundraising goal for the Endowment Fund were achieved, it would generate approximately $500,000 per year in annual contributions to our schools. At that level of funding, we could ensure that many of the important programs supported by the Foundation would be secure in perpetuity. Email us for more information about how you can support the Endowment Fund.
Employer Matching Funds & United Way Campaigns
Many companies match donations by their employees to charitable and other nonprofit organizations. This is an excellent way to increase your donation to the Foundation. The company’s matching contribution counts towards your annual gift total. Click HERE to see if your company makes charitable matches. OR… if your workplace conducts a United Way campaign, you can contribute to the LCF Educational Foundation as your designated agency. The LCFEF”s five digit United Way ID# is 35217.
Tribute and memorial gifts
Not sure what to get that person who has everything? How about making a donation in their honor to LCFEF? Instead of sending flowers to express sympathy at the passing of a friend, consider making a gift in their memory. When making such a donation, please include a note making your tribute or memorial intentions known and whom we should notify of your gift. This option is available online as well.
Make an in-kind donation
In-Kind donations are donations of goods or services directly to the Foundation, e.g. items for our Gala Auction, catering for a Foundation event or art design/publishing for Foundation documents. In-kind donations to 501(c)3 organizations like the Foundation may possibly be tax deductible. If you would like a receipt for your in-kind donation, please print out this form and send it back to us.
Gas up or Donate Your Car and benefit LCFEF
- Union 76 Gas Station at Foothill and Alta Canyada donates a penny per gallon of all gas sold on the 15th of every month.
- Ready to sell your clunker? Donate it instead to the Foundation via Riteway Charity Services and get a tax write-off.
Begin your on-line shopping through the Amazon Smile Program and a % of all $’s spent will come back to our District.